[hahy-pey-shuh, -pat-ee-uh]
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  1. died 415 ad, Neo-Platonist philosopher and politician, who lectured at Alexandria. She was murdered by a Christian mob
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[hī-pāshə]370?-415 ce
  1. Greek philosopher who was the first notable woman mathematician and astronomer. She invented instruments used to view the stars and wrote commentaries on mathematics and astronomy, though none of them survives.
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